Glossopharyngeal Nerve: Function, Damage & Test


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The glossopharyngeal nerve originates in the:

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1. The glossopharyngeal nerve is a ______ cranial nerve.

2. The motor division of the glossopharyngeal nerve aids in ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will increase your understanding of the cranial nerve. These quiz questions will test your knowledge on the coordination of information for the ear, nose and throat. Topics include the origination point of the glossopharyngeal nerve and how this nerve receives information.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Identify type of cranial nerve
  • Determine how the glossopharyngeal nerve contributes to motor functions
  • Identify where the visceral sensory branch receives information
  • Learn how to test if the nerve is functioning properly

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sensory and motor functions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about mixed nerves in a different light
  • Information recall - verify that you can recall information regarding how the glossopharyngeal nerve receives information

Additional Learning

To learn more review the lesson called Glossopharyngeal Nerve: Function, Damage & Test. review The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Determine the location and function of the glossopharyngeal nerve
  • Identify branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve
  • Understand how the glossopharyngeal nerve can be damaged
  • Explain the possible results of a damaged nerve